Rubin speaks to News Center Maine about climate impact of transportation

News Center Maine interviewed Jonathan Rubin, director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and professor of economics at the University of Maine, about comparing the climate impact of flying overseas versus driving a car that uses a lot of gas. “We know that if, say, New York to London round trip is about 7,000 miles, [then] two trips from New York to London is about equivalent to what an average person would drive each year, which is about 12,000 to 14–15,000 miles per year. So, yes, if you go a couple times, a couple flights to London and back each year, it would be equivalent to all the miles and emissions from driving,” Rubin said.